Make cioppino! This was very good.
I cobbled together a recipe from various sources, and this is what I came up with:
2 15-oz cans diced tomatoes
1 12-oz can V8*
1 8-oz bottle clam juice
1 c. white wine (I didn't measure, I just poured!)
a small onion, diced
2-3 cloves garlic, minced
salt and pepper to taste
crushed red pepper*
*Slap head -- I shoulda had a spicy V8!
Simmer this together for about half an hour, then add
the giant 2.5 lb. bag of seafood
juice of one lemon
It will look like there's way too much, but as it thaws and cooks it will shrink down. Cook just until the seafood is done and mussels are open.
This made about 6-8 servings, depending on your appetite. Frank and I were completely satisfied with just one bowl.